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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 3/9/2011 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
So, I hadn't had a blockage since I had my surgery.  Low and behold as soon as I ask a question about it I have one.  It was only a partial blockage, but thank you all for posting your experiences because I knew what to do.  It was VERY painful.  I can't imagine what it would feel like if it was totally blocked. 
I woke up at 4:00 AM with only a little in my bag (usually it is filled with gas and output) and in a lot of pain.  I took a bath and did some crunches to see if I could get it moving.  I also used the heating pad.  All of a sudden my stomach was making these awful sounds like I have never heard before.  It still hurt, but not as bad.  By the time I went to work I was feeling better, but it was still very noisy.  I had to tell some teachers that it was just me...nothing to worry about.  They were blown away it was so noisy.
So, I think I will stay away from sweet and salty nut bars and I will chew a lot better.  I don't want that to happen again.
Thanks all for sharing your stories, they come in handy.

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 3/9/2011 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
so glad it resolved! take good care of yourself!
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 938
   Posted 3/9/2011 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Yuck! Glad you were able to fix it. I think that's one of my biggest worries going into this thing. I'm going to be scared to eat anything for awhile!
UC dx 2/08

Done with the drugs. Step 1 (of 3) J-pouch surgery scheduled 3/22/11

Scrap Girl
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   Posted 3/9/2011 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Disney, that's exactly how mine went down in the middle of the night - empty bag. So your output is back to normal now? I just started eating the cashew sweet and salty bars again for the first time in a year -love those!

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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 1054
   Posted 3/9/2011 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Yikes! Glad you're ok. Be careful with nuts!!
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 3/9/2011 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear! LUCKY you didn't have a complete blockage! I had one about a month or so before my J pouch surgery, and it was one of the worst 3 days....

about 10 pm i was having cramps... by 1 AM I was throwing up. I threw up about 15 times, couldn't drink a sip of water without it being shot back up, had zero output from 10 PM-1 AM, told my mom I KNOW I have a major blockage, so dad got up, and off we all went to the ER at about 2:30 AM.

was given fluids there, wheeled into the ER in a wheelchair with a bucket on my lap STILL throwing up. IV fluids started, no change.. but the morphine was definitely helping everything!!

Doctor came in and told me they would have to stick a tube with a vacuum up my nose, down my throat, and into my intestines where the blockage was. That, or SURGERY.

long story short, that experience with that darn tube was one of the worst in my life... BUT it did clear the blockage up!

Chew very good and stay away from things that may cause blockages, they're not fun!

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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 587
   Posted 3/9/2011 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Output is now fairly normal. I love those bars but I'm going to steer clear for a while.

Chevy, that is awful. I was very thankful there was a little something coming out. It was painful and if things didn't work like they did I was prepared to go to the ER.

I also discovered a hot spot type thing under my tape. It is oozing and itchy. I put antibiotic gel on it and covered it with gauze. Not so itchy now. We'll see how it goes. I don't know if it's a yeast infection or something else. Wow, pectin sure hurts when it's applied to open wounds.
Diagnosed 2006. 1st step of 2 step j-pouch 1/3/11. 2nd step will be in April! So done with this disease.

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 3/9/2011 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Disney about that spot on your skin... call your ostomy nurse, they told me to buy this powder (the same powder for athletes foot i forget the name) and it cleared up in about 4 days....

I was in TEARS some days from the pain from some spots on my skin around my stoma. The powder worked wonders
20 Year Old Male

Diagnosed with Moderate/Severe Ulcerative Colitis May 2008
3 Flair ups (first flair- 2 months/Second Flair- 2 months/ Third flair- One week, then surgery)

Full Ileostomy surgery done on july 22!

Living with an ostomy bag right now and loving feeling healthy again! Finally have gotten this horrible disease OUT of my body!
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